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January 1, 1997

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January 1, 1997, Cloverdale Reveille, Page 3 Year in Revie and Willits for round )S. fth e Boys and Girls announce their ambitious )ital Gifts Campaign Fund- iser. The goal is to raise 000 to finance construction a gym-like multipurpose room. September Schools send out and maps with school informing parents that Cloverdale Police Depart- intends to start enforcing law in regards to bicycling skateboard riding on City City announces water will increase 1.54 percent sewer rates will increase ' Council finally agrees to pay the $67,500 to the Fire District in two installments. Michael Rosen, well-known Rohnert Park real estate broker and developer, and a partner in the local Clover Springs project, is reported to be under investi- gation by the FBI for alleged fraud involving more than $6 million in fictitious deeds of trust and personal loans. Failure to divide the Clover- dale Fire Protection District into five divisions at the time of its formation presents the District Board of Directors with a com- plicated legal tangle. As a result, it was determined that a special election will be inevitable for spring of 1997. The Cloverdale Fire District sends out bid packages for the purchase of a new pumper, esti- mated to cost $220,000. Further information is re- leased in the 1995 murder case of local resident Ted VanDoorn; including photos of a knife and two jackets-found at the crime scene. Exchange Bank opens in Clo- verdale, in the former Bank of America building. October The Boys and Girls Club an- nounces that the Club's annual dinner-auction fund-raiser will be postponed until next year. Board President Bill Andrew said their Capital Campaign Fund demands their full attefition. The bid package from Boise Mobile Equipment, Inc. out of Boise Idaho is accepted by the Fire District for a new pumper. Kings Ridge Road residents criticize CalTrans at a City Coun- cil meeting for their decision to work 24 hour shifts to shore up their sliding hillside. Residents complain that CalTrans did noth- ing for three years, but now wants to work 24 hours a day, keeping them awake at night, to rectify the situation. The Street Celebration was deemed an overwhelming suc- cess. The City of Cloverdale is awarded the 1996 California Cit- ies Helen Putnam "Award for Excellence", by the League of California Cities for its Econom- ic Development Strategy. La Hacienda announces plans for expansion of his restaurant and the purchase and renova- tion of an adjacent building for that purpose. Work progresses on the com- pletion of a master plan and en- vironmental assessment for Cloverdale's new regional park. A San Francisco resident is killed while riding on his motor- cycle on N. Cloverdale Blvd. CHP reported that a semi-truck driv- er didn't see the motorcyclist while he was makinga turn, and hit him head on. The Sonoma County Water Agency releases a Draft Envi- ronmental Impact Report (EIR) describing the agency's plans to increase water diversions from the Russian River and Lake Sonoma by approximately 26,000 acre-feet per year. The Cloverdale Chamber of Commerce makes an offer and receives acceptance to purchase the existing Cloverdale Coffee Shop facility located at 105 N. Cloverdale blvd. Steps are taken to include the Cloverdale Fire Protection Dis- trict in a joint February 1997 election with other fire districts to establish a new means of fi- nancing. November Dick Johnson, Linda Pardini and Philip Schneider are elected to the school board. Gari Zanzi, Coby Richards, Christine Ander- sen, Janet Collins and Terry Stewart are elected to the Fire District Board. The City Council approves annexation of 18.67 acres of the Vineyard Meadows West subdi- vision and approved prezoning of the parcel to single family residential. Establishment of an Urban Growth Boundary for Cloverdale" deemed uneeded at this time by the City Council. Council, how- ever, promises a yearly review. The Cloverdale Eagles Varsi- ty Volleyball Team takes second place in the North Coast Section (NCS) Division Five play-offs. December The day before Thanksgiving, a bomb is discovered on the shelf of the automated teller machine at Exchange Bank. The purchase of the Clover- dale Coffee Shop bui!ding for the Wine and Visitors Center is made. The building permit is issued for Ray's Food Place. Pending litigation is approved by the Cloverdale Fire Protec- tion District against the City of Cloverdale calling for a Petition for Writ of Mandate and Com- plaint for Declaratory and other relief. A public hearing on a precise development plan for Phase III of the Jefferson Springs project brought a number of property owners for the first two phases of the development before the Planning Commission to object to the proposed home designs. Authorities evacuate the Clo- verdale RV Park while search- ing for explosive materials, followingthe investigation of the bomb discovered at Exchange Bank. Materials are found, but no suspects. Residents of the park were left out in the cold for hours with no provisions made for their shelter. Cloverdale Disposal asks for an 18% rate increase. Council favors phase in of the increase, tabled till January's meeting. Volunteer Firefighters Gary DeRosier and David Emmel are promoted to the rank of lieuten- ant. The Council appoints an Air- port Committee to review the Master Plan and to make recom- mendations regarding the air- port's possible expansion. Planning Commissioner Tom Hinrichs resigns from the board after seven years of service. The Fire District announces it will begin primary dispatching services with the California De- partment of Forestry (CDF). After 19years, Phyllis Schmidt closed the doors of the Clover- dale Coffee Shop for good. The building will be renovated and re-open as home of the Chamber of Commerce and the new Wine and Visitors Center. REDWOOD SANITARY SERVICE THEsSIEC TIAIKC s TAIG KAPyTM PpsERS ESCROW INSPECTIONS 80O/499-5909 Budweiser, All Generic Beer I t--m '- ' "'ea" '.E R lte!!/nolds Miller & Coors Natural, Keystone, --___ Hamm' Mlester Brau, i- F;99 ,.,,o.,_nn / Window eovering "1' I / / / I / Free installation l>zp Mini Blinds and Graber Verticals 20 Years Experience Rules for Investing in Today's Stock Market BOTH 12 PACK LOCATIONS 12 OZ BOTTLES BOTH LOCATIONS Jack Danlels 1"2 99 REG. $13.99 840 N. CLVD. BLVD. ONLY Seagram's Gin and Gin & Juice (Tropical, Passion & Lemon) 75O ML 5 99 E&J Brandy 7SO m. 799 REG. $8.49 840 N. CLVD. BLVD. 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